No one can ever be fully prepared for dealing with cleaning up after police presence at a crime scene, especially when that crime scene is your home or workplace. A natural reaction might be to think about cleaning it up on your own; however, cleaning up after the police have been in your house or workspace is more complicated than you might think. Let’s go over the basic information so you have an understanding of what to expect.
Understanding Cleanup Needs Following Police Activity: Aftermath Services
If police are involved in an incident in your home or business, there are several variables that could cause damage. For example, the use of tear gas can cause harm to person and property. Tear gas, which can refer to a variety of irritants such as Chlorobenzylidene malononitrile (CS), Chloroacetophenone (CN), Dibenzoxazepine (CR) or Oleoresin Capsicum (commonly known as pepper spray), can permeate flooring and other porous household surfaces. The thick, harmful residue can stay in the material and cause long-term health concerns. Since tear gas is a compound that has a varied makeup it can have more than one cleanup solution.
Luminol, which is used to discover blood, is another likely outcome of police activity. The chemical reacts with trace amounts of iron to show the presence of blood at a scene. Police often use this tool in abundance, leaving behind a large mess. Cleaning up luminol is difficult in itself, but it also poses the risk of exposure to potential biohazards in blood.
Property Damage: Comprehensive Aftermath Services
In addition, the use of tear gas or luminol at a scene is also likely to be accompanied by police damage during the event such as broken walls and windows, or stained carpet and furniture. Homeowners often need biohazard remediation and property remediation:
- Drywall replacement
- Mud/blood stain removal
- Carpet replacement
- Subfloor replacement
- Structural damage
- Window replacements
Our comprehensive services extend from the remediation of bloodborne pathogens and chemicals to complete structural remediation. In essence, we will return your living spaces back to their original state, with as little hassle as possible, ensuring that you are able to focus on what matters.
Expert Tear Gas Cleanup Services
With all the various elements present at a crime scene, it is clear that cleanup solutions for police scenes are not as straightforward as they appear. Biotrauma’s trauma scene cleanup experts hold certificates in crime and trauma scene decontamination, blood born pathogen training, and emergency response, 24-hours a day, whenever you need it. We understand the challenges of having tear gas residue and other irritants in your home, and work to quickly remediate any risk.
Since some of these events involve potentially hazardous materials, it is necessary to acquire a Certificate of Disinfection, which provides you with the necessary documentation to prove that adequate steps have been taken securing the health and safety of inhabitants, therefore maintaining a property’s value. These certificates are often useful to landlords in the event that an incoming tenant discovers that their home was the scene of a crime or suicide. A Biotrauma Certificate of Disinfection symbolizes the fact that the property has been restored to its pre-incident condition and is thoroughly decontaminated.
Our expert technicians understand the need for tailored, professional solutions. Whatever your need, we’ve got you covered. Contact Biotrauma now for immediate remediation services.